Programs in Government Ethics and Ethical Leadership (2002-03)
Building on a long history of work with city, county, and state officials,
the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers training in government ethics
and ethical leadership, including the management of campaigns. Presentations
on public policy issues, classes for undergraduates, and consultations
with individual municipalities combine to produce a rounded program.
Creation of Senior Fellowship
Former Santa Clara Mayor Judy Nadler was appointed the Center's first
senior fellow in Government Ethics in 2002-03.
Public Lectures on
A panel discussion February 7, 2003, on the ethical dimensions of the
California state budget crisis featured Joe Simitian, member of the State
Assembly from Palo Alto; Judy Nadler, Elsa Chen, SCU political science
professor; and Deborah Garvey, SCU economics professor. In May 2003, the
Center sponsored "Private Lives, Public Coverage: How Much Do We
Need to Know?" a discussion of the personal privacy of elected officials
with Clark Hoyt, Washington editor for Knight Ridder, and Tom Feidler,
executive editor of the Miami Herald.
Conversations on Freedom
A public forum co-sponsored with the San Jose Mercury News, the
American Leadership Forum, the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley,
and the Silicon Valley Library System, Conversations on Freedom piloted
May 1, 2003 with "What Freedom Means to You."
of Santa Clara Ethics and Values Program
In 1999, the Ethics Center began work with the city of Santa Clara to
develop a Code of Ethics and Values, which was adopted in April 2000.
Follow-up has included training for city employees, management, council
members, and commissioners.
of Santa Clara Program on Infusing Political Campaigns with Community
Ethics and Values
Center scholar Thomas Shanks assisted the city of Santa Clara in developing
a campaign ethics program, which focuses on running ethical and issues-based
campaigns for elective office. This innovative program won the League
of California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in 2002.
Classes in Government Ethics Taught by Center Staff
Internship in Local Government
Politics, Ethics, and the Media
Nadler, senior fellow, government ethics and ethical leadership
Thomas Shanks, scholar, professor of communication
Hanson, executive director